Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

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"These cookies can be crisp, or chewy. If you want them crisp, leave out the eggs in the recipe."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 346 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 346 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.2g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 147 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix sugars, peanut butter, and shortening. Add baking soda to the hot water. Add to mixture. Stir well.
  2. Stir in the eggs. Add the flour. Roll dough into balls.
  3. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheet. Press with fork dipped in water to make criss-cross design. Bake at 350 - 375 degrees F (175 - 190 degrees C) for about 8-10 minutes.
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This is a great recipe. However, after mixing and baking, and finally trying one, I realized something was missing. Salt. It may not seem like such a big deal to omit the salt, but it makes a big difference in the flavor. It will enhance it, and cut some of the sweetness out, so you can enjoy the other flavors. I would probably put about half a teaspoon in it. It will make a great difference in the cookie, I promise.

Beth B. - South Carolina

Wow!!! . . . These are the best p.b. cookies I have ever made. I'm not a fan of cripy cookies and these turned out amazingly chewy and moist. I did add a couple extra things - 1/2 c. extra p.b., 1/2 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. vanilla - otherwise I followed the recipe (which was wonderfully simple) to a T. Will definately be making these again =)


I am always trying new peanut butter cookies, because I always seem to lose the ones I like. I made these, generous on the peanut butter (i usually add 1/4-1/3 c extra), and brought them to a teacher meeting. I expected to come home with some, but they were all gone by the end! I even got compliments on them at the next meeting! If you like them chewy, make sure to take them out of the oven once they are solidified but not brown yet.